The Angel Moroni atop the LDS Oquirrh Mountain Temple looks a bit worse for wear right now. Last Saturday, he got zapped by lightning.
Witnesses reported a bright flash of light, a single B-flat note ending in a ducklike quack heard as far away as Idaho, followed by the usual self-congratulatory applause of thunder.
A billion volts blasted the gold leaf off Moroni, turning his horn, face and arm black. In a program known as Regilding for the Dead, the LDS Church plans to fix him before the dedication in August.
Oh, this is funny. Maybe more to me than most, but self-deprecating humor goes a long way with me.